Like many of you, reading is my go-to when I need to unwind. As I type this, I’m sitting in front of a fire, enjoying a massive cup of tea, with The Churchill Plot patiently waiting for me to wrap this up and jump in.
Here’s a few of my favorites and what’s on my list to read over the next few months.
Who Has Seen The Wind? by W.O. Mitchell – It’s a classic Canadian book and one I read every year. I used to keep a copy in my glove box until it fell apart, and now I have it as an eBook and paperback.
Devil In The White City – Erik Larson – It’s the true story of America’s first serial killer set against the backdrop of the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago. Larson tells a chilling story without sensationalizing or focusing on the lurid details.
The Shooting Salvationist: J. Frank Norris and the Murder Trial that Captivated America – David R. Stokes – I’ve had the privilege of serving as Editorial Assistant to Stokes on several of his books. He’s written a number of successful historical fiction books as well as screenplays that have been optioned by Hollywood. He’s also written several excellent faith-based non-fiction books. The Churchill Plot is his latest and it’s next on my list. Check out his website at davidrstokes.com.
David Sedaris -Anything. Seriously, I love every word he’s ever written and I’m so jealous of his wit and talent sometimes I just shut the book and say “Are you kidding me?”
Jenny Lawson – You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll shake your head and most of all, you’ll want to be her best friend.
Ms. Understood: Rebuilding the Feminine Equation – Jen Hatmaker
Bossypants – Tina Fey
Charlotte Gray by Sebastian Faulks
Made to Crave by Lisa Terkeurst
Game of Thrones – George R.R. Martin
Angela’s Ashes – Frank McCourt
A Thousand Splendid Suns – Kaleed Hosseini
The Red Tent – Anita Diamont
The Help – Kathryn Stockett
Lucky – Alice Sebold
Glass Castle – Jeanette Walls
The Casual Vacancy – J.K. Rowling
Hyperbole and a Half – Allie Brosh
A Forest for Calum – Frank Mac Donald
The Girl In the Green Sweater : A Life in Holocaust’s Shadow – Krystyna Chiger
The Shipping News – Annie Proulx
C.S. Lewis – Just anything by Lewis. There is no bad choice.
The Secret of the Blue Trunk – Lise Dion
My Grandfather’s Cape Breton – Clive Doucet
Vimy – Pierre Burton
The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins
The Night Trilogy – Elie Wiesel
Too Close to the Falls – Catherine Gildner